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OCaml programmers should know Haskell

From: Ashish A.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:54 PM
Good OCaml programmers keep on eye on Haskell. It is a closely related language with lots of overlap in its community. With that in mind, we're pleased to let you know about a new Haskell group in NYC. Here are the details of its first meetup:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gershom B <[address removed]>
Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:23 PM
Subject: Wednesday 14 November, NY Haskell Inaugural Meetup: Practical Data Processing _and_ Putting Cloud Haskell to Work
To: Ashish Agarwal <[address removed]>

What:   New York Haskell Users Group Meeting
When:  Wednesday, November 14, 2012
            7 PM - 9 PM
Where: Pivotal Labs, 841 Broadway, 8th floor
             (Just south of Union Square)


* 7 PM - Practical Data Processing With Haskell

* 8 PM - Putting Cloud Haskell to Work for Distributed Computing


7 PM - Practical Data Processing With Haskell:
Ozgun Ataman will give an introductory talk on Haskell, diving right
in with how you can start using Haskell for practical data
manipulation tasks today. You'll be introduced to a typical setup for
Haskell development and given a demonstration of how a common data
format (CSV, JSON, etc.) can be parsed, processed and finally output
using Haskell. The talk will include a small actual Haskell program to
be modified live and some commentary around using Haskell in practical

8 PM - Putting Cloud Haskell to Work for Distributed Computing:
Gershom Bazerman will give an overview of the new distributed-process
library that implements Cloud Haskell, providing computation across
heterogeneous nodes through a message passing interface. He will
discuss what this new tool provides out of the box, and what you'll
have to bring to the table. The talk will include some code samples
using the new library, as well as some experience about what it's like
to use Haskell for distributed computing in the real world.

Speaker Biographies: Ozgun Ataman is the founder of Soostone, a
management consulting and analytics company built on Haskell. He is
the author of many open-source Haskell libraries, and is a contributor
to the Snap web framework. Gershom Bazerman is a developer at S&P
Capital IQ. He is most well known in the Haskell community as the
author of the JMacro library for programmatic generation of
JavaScript, and for one well-received April fools joke.


We're kicking off the New York Haskell Users Group with two great
talks, one for people just getting started and one for those with some
experience already. Both should be accessible and enjoyable no matter
how much (or little) you already know. Food and refreshments will be
provided, courtesy of the generosity of Pivotal Labs, and after the
talks, we're planning to keep the discussion going over food and drink
at a nearby establishment.

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